IBISWorld’s Sheet Metal Procurement Research Report helps simplify the purchasing process. This report provides tools such as pricing trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions to help you work with internal stakeholders and executives to manage the procurement process for your company. With this information, your company will be able to make credible and knowledgeable decisions regarding purchasing Sheet Metal.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Sheet Metal - Recent Price Trend

The average price of sheet metal has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 0.6% in the three years to 2017. The principle driver of this price growth has been demand from the residential construction sector. Fortunately for buyers, the rate of price growth has been tempered by falling input costs, strong market competition and weaker demand from other buying segments.The residential...


Sheet Metal - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for sheet metal is low, on average. Sheet metal is used as a component in the construction of buildings and in the manufacture of durable goods, such as automobiles and appliances. Buyers typically incur very few operating costs, because sheet metal is immediately incorporated into a building or product. Nevertheless, buyers with excess inventory will have to pay to...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of sheet metal, which is produced in an industrial process that forms raw metal into thin, flat pieces. Sheet metal is used in a variety of applications, including automobile and aerospace manufacturing and construction. Suppliers include primary metal manufacturers, specialty sheet metal producers and distributors.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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